Sunday, September 24

The Supreme Court has acted as an abstention from Article 370 by issuing Live UPDATES.

The Supreme Court of India is currently hearing a set of petitions that challenge the constitutional abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which granted special status to the former State of Jammu and Kashmir.

A bench comprising of the Bench of Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna, and BR Gavai, as well as Surya Kant, are hearing the matter.

Over 20 petitions are currently pending before the Supreme Court challenging the Central government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution, which resulted in the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’S special status. The State was then split into two Union Territories.

Despite some petitioners asking for a reference, the Supreme Court’s five-judge Constitution Bench decided not to refer the group of petitions to ot’ heuristic seven-Judge High Court in March 2020.

The highest court initiated the case on August 2 by asking the petitioners to indicate whether the Constitution makers and Article itself viewed the provision as a permanent or temporary one.

The Court inquired whether the Article was considered a permanent provision due to the absence of the Constituent Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in 1957, which had the authority to recommend the removal of that provision.

On August 4, the highest court inquired if the Article 370 of the Constitution would be included in the fundamental structure of our Constitution, given that it became permanent after the dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir’s constituent assembly in 1957.

In the last hearing, the Supreme Court stated that in a Constitutional democracy such as India, public opinion on public issues is sought through established institutions and not through referendums like in the case of Brexit in Britain.

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